I use podcasts to motivate myself as I was the huge stacks of dishes that come with home cooking or preparing about 95% of all the food that I eat. Keeping motivated to keep cooking is key. I've accepted the time commitment as part of weight maintenance.
On my "must listen" on my podcast lists are from Dean Dwyer ( blog is here)
I liked the Crushing 2013 podcasts ( personal growth vs goals) and the MSH show #21 ( becoming an expert on yourself).
I know I'm learning a lot and getting great ideas when I stop, dry my hands, and jot down notes on an index file that I keep at my desk.
The topics that Dean talks about - "Become an expert on yourself.... Audit the results....be brutally honest" are all topics I have to face to make the first year of weight maintenance work for me. After 40 years of yo-yo dieting, I was ready to hop off the regain train for good.
Here's an example
What worked for me
- Figuring out what worked for me the first year ( The expert on yourself part)
- Looking back (Auditing the results) at my weight charts on the 1, 2, 3 month views
- Being very, very honest with myself (honesty- giving in and recognizing the slippery slope voice)
- Not customizing another food plan to my own plan for weight maintenance
- Not keeping careful data on my weight and looking at the trending over time
- Listening to the slippery slope voice ( you've earned this Skinny cow ice cream)
Hey! The dishes are clean and I've refreshed my learning, mindset and motivation. :)